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Highlands Ranch

April 22

Author Visit. Jennifer Chiaverini’s first Elm Creek Quilts novel, “The Quilter’s Apprentice,” was published in April 1999 and today there are 1.5 million copies of the Elm Creek Quilts books in print. Jennifer Chiaverini will be appearing at 7:30 p.m. Aprill 2 at the Tattered Cover in Highlands Ranch.

April 24

Investor Education. A free noncommercial investing and financial planning workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at the Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Register at or call 303-791-7323

April 24-25

Home Improvement Expo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24-25 at Recreation Center at Eastridge. Free and open to the public. For information, visit or call 303-791-2500.

April 25

Computer & Electronics Recycling from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at Town Center North, 1100 Sgt John Stiles Drive. Free with an additional charge for TV’s and a suggested donation to benefit the scholarship fund and the Cultural Affairs Association Info: or 303-7911-2500.

April 25

Blessed to be a Blessing. God’s Grace Community Church hosts special guest teacher Dr. Reggie McNeal April 25 at Rock Canyon High School, 5810 McArthur Ranch Road, Highlands Ranch. Reggie is an author, pastor, teacher, consultant and on the staff of Leadership Network. He will bring his humorous and engaging teaching to both worship services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and host a luncheon and workshop Sunday afternoon. Go to

April 25

Love in Action Community Service Day is at 11 a.m. April 25 at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd. Free and open to the public. Cherry Hills Community Church is partnering with the Highlands Ranch Community Association on this project. Info: or 303-791-2500; or or 303-791-4100.

April 26 and June 1

Teen Sharp driver safety program has two upcoming sessions. The first is offered from 3:30-6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting April 26 at ThunderRidge High School; the second is a two-week summer session, offered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for 10 days starting June 1 at Westridge Recreation Center. Teen Sharp is taught entirely by law enforcement officers. To register call 303-683-5369 or visit

April 27

Positive Cash Flow. Discover how to make your money work for your business from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 27 at the Highlands Ranch Library, 9292 Ridgeline Blvd. Program is free and is presented by the South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center. To RSVP, call the South Metro Denver SBDC at 303-795-0142 or register online at least 48 hours in advance at

April 29

Vegetarian & Vegan 101. Drop by the Highlands Ranch Sunflower Farmers Market from 4-6 p.m. April 29 for a sample recipe and information about starting a vegetarian or vegan diet.

May 1

Poker Tournament. Sixth Relay for Life Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament will be May 1 at Enchanted Grounds Coffeehouse, 8800 S. Colorado Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Registration at 6:30 p.m.; tournament starts at 7 p.m. Suggested donation of $25 or $30 at the door. Call or e-mail any questions to Robin Booth at or 303-406-1900.

May 2 through Oct. 31

Farmers’ Market. The Highlands Ranch Community Association and the Denver Farmers’ Market are partnering to bring the Highlands Ranch Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays from May 2 to Oct. 31 at the Town Center, 9288 Dorchester St. in Highlands Ranch. Visit the for a list of vendors and their in-season produce.

May 4

Family History. Highlands Ranch Genealogical Society proudly presents a program on "Don't Forget The Books!" by Carl Gambs, society member and advanced genealogical researcher. Join us for a presentation on locating books with information on your ancestors. Both printed and online resources will be discussed with emphasis on online resources. Program is at 7 p.m. May 4 at the Highlands Ranch Library. Call 303-471-5406.

May 12

Senior Outreach. Join Highlands Ranch Senior Outreach Services and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for an educational safety talk that will address home security, household safety, personal safety (avoiding scams and fraud), safe travel, and driving safely from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. May 12 at the Highlands Ranch Library – Shea Room A. The workshop is free and open to adults of all ages. RSVP required. For information and to RSVP, contact Senior Services Coordinator Jodie McCann at 720-240-4922, or at

May 13, June 14

Little Nature Explorers, offered for ages 3-5, includes monthly programs in which children learn about nature through stories, hands-on activities, nature walks and crafts. Upcoming programs include: Animal Babies, May 13. Learn different baby names of critters in Highlands Ranch. Play a matching game and have a baby animal craft to take home. Hug a Tree, June 14. Little ones will learn to count tree rings and participate in tree-themed activities. Slithering Snakes, July 20. Snakes are not as scary as most people think. They are actually helpful and interesting reptiles.

May 21

Free Ballet. Culture on the Green Concert Series is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 21 at 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Free. The International Youth Ballet performs A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

May 26

Blood Drive. Landmark Graphics Community Blood Drive is from 2-3:30 p.m. May 26 inside Bonfils’ mobile bus at 1805 Shea Center Drive, Highlands Ranch. For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact Karen Witt at 303-779-8080 ext. 3060 or


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